Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yarn Along - A new hat

Do you ever pull out last winters hat, try it on, and think to yourself  "This looks terrible on me, did I really walk around last winter in this?"  I did, just a few days ago, and although it wasn't on my 'to-do' list, I set about making myself a new one.  I made myself an new one last year, that I really rather liked at the time, but now...
...well I'm sure this one is going to suit me much better!!   for the next few months anyway...

I wasn't too sure about the 'old rose' pink at the beginning, it looked a bit lost there in the blue, but once I got to the stripes it started looking a lot better.

I came back from our local Book Club the other night with a big bag of books.  It's not one of those book clubs where everyone reads the same book and then discusses it, it's more of an english language book exchange, it keeps all us anglophones here in Chamonix supplied with books for free, and is one great night out!
I reluctantly took the three Hunger Games books, I don't like the sound of them at all but as almost all of the other book club ladies have read them I sort of felt a bit obliged to do the same.   I also took home The Year of Living Biblically (A.J.Jacobs).  The author set out to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year!  So he started by reading it cover to cover in 5 weeks, noting all the 'rules' (there are way more than just the 10 commandments).  Not shaving or wearing mixed fibers are two very easy rules to obey, however there are others which would no longer be acceptable and would put anyone who followed them, quite simply, in prison!  While Jacobs claims that most Christians believe that the crucifixion of Jesus rendered void many of the old testament rules, his still choses to follow those that are legally allowed as he wants to immerse himself to the maximum possible in living biblically.   I'm only up to month two and it seems to be quite a problematic undertaking , but very funny indeed.
Linking-up with Ginny for Yarn Along today.  For the past 3 weeks the only posts that I have done are Yarn Along, prompting Richard to remark- "woman, all you ever do is knit!"  - "no dear, I read as well!!


  1. Your hat is going to be beautiful so wear it with your head held high and smile!
    I really like the book you are reading and now must find a copy here, it sounds like something my whole family would enjoy.
    Your husband sounds like he has a great sense of humor.

  2. Love your color work on that hat. I cannot wait for you to post a finished product later on.

  3. Sounds like a great read, I'll pop it on the list :) And what a lovely hat, such great colours x

  4. Emma, that hat looks gorgeous I hope you like how it turns out in the end. My dh also tells me that all I do is knit, so many presents to make is my reply!

  5. The hat looks great, you chose a really pretty color combination for it. Both of our daughters read the Hunger Games and got me to read them as well. At first I didn't really want to read them, but I am glad I did after all.

  6. Love your hat!

    Give The Hunger Games a sporting chance. I wasn't too keen to read them at first and was pleasantly surprised.

  7. Great hat and I do pull out hats and either like them or not, same with my scarves and shawls, it depends on my mood of what I want to wear!

  8. I adore your colour work, looks amazing.
    I don't generally read books that have a hype attached to them, but I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed the Hunger Games Trilogy, so did my family. It is an easy book to fall into and the action does start quite early on, so it keeps you interested.
    Hope you like them.

  9. Living Biblically sounds very interesting. I watched half of the Hunger Games and found it WAY to disturbing ! Love that sweater your knitting.

  10. Thanks for the book tip. It looks interesting. The hat look nice too.